The Triumphs and Tragedies of John Lennon
Books, Documents, etc.
A Culture of Secrecy by LIBGUIDE: "The government is hiding information from its citizens-or so most Americans believe. While even some members of Congress now call for greater access to classified documents, federal agencies continue to withhold a massive amount of information in the name of national security, maintaining a culture of secrecy rooted in the Cold War. This new book examines who in government is hiding what from the rest of us, how they're doing it, and why it should matter to all of us. Contributing scholars, journalists, and attorneys survey the policies of federal intelligence agencies and presidents--notably Nixon, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton-to keep information secret. They show how these agencies have gone far beyond legitimate security needs to withhold information, and they describe the frustrations and costs encountered in their own efforts to obtain classified information. The authors review important cases exemplifying State Department, agency, and presidential efforts to withhold, destroy, or delay release of these records. In chapters centering on the Kennedy assassination, the Nixon tapes, and the FBI's files on John Lennon and the Supreme Court justices, readers will find an abundance of startling and disturbing revelations. By citing some of the methods used by agencies like the CIA, NSA, NSC, and FBI to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act--often with the cooperation of the judicial system--these essays clearly show that abuses of secrecy aren't limited to the withholding of information but extend to the absurd lengths taken to avoid disclosure."
Call Number: Stacks JK468.S4 C85 1998
Publication Date: 1998-04-06
The Beatles by
Library catalog: "The Beatles, a "British Pop Musical group," received an extortion threat while they were performing in Denver, Colorado on August 26, 1964. They were directed to cancel their appearance or grenades would be thrown at the group. (During this time, John Lennon, was the subject of an immigration appeal.) In addition, various "Beatles" references are made within several FBIHQ main files concerning other subject matters."
Use newspapers and our databases.
Also use researchIT CT - there are articles and ebooks that include Lennon's own words.
- These articles were printed out for you as an example of what you might find:
- Romano, Andrew. “Lennon’s Other Legacy.” Newsweek, vol. 156, no. 24, Dec. 2010, pp. 59–62. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=55695690&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
- Wiener, Jon. “Pop and Avant-Garde: The Case of John and Yoko.” Popular Music & Society, vol. 22, no. 1, Spring 1998, p. 1. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/03007769808591694.
- Life - v.56, 1964 and v.57, 1964. Call number Z9999
- Newsweek Call number Z999.N49
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